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National Museum “The Memorial in Commemoration of Famines’ Victims

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Address: Lavrska vul. 3, Kiev 01015, Ukraine
Phone Number:
254 45 11

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Millions starved to death on Stalin's order

Stark, moving monument commemorating the millions of Ukrainians that were starved to death during the collectivization campaigns Most heart rending is the statue of the small... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stark, moving monument commemorating the millions of Ukrainians that were starved to death during the collectivization campaigns Most heart rending is the statue of the small undernourished girl with her big sad eyes

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I was deeply moved by my visit to the Holodomor memorial and museum. The exterior monuments are interesting to take in and thought provoking. The museum itself (down the stairs at the base of the memorial column) is small but informative. If you're a non-Ukrainian/non-Russian speaker, do yourself a favor and spend some time researching the Holodomor on the internet... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

On way to the Kyevo Pecherska Lavra near the Soviet era war memorial is a monument to the Stalin famine in Ukraine that caused the deaths of millions. The statue of the hungry little girl is especially poignant.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

I love the sculpture of the little malnourished girl outside the memorial and museum. It is powerful and well done. The same sculpture is in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The museum underground is small, but still worth a look. For those that only speak English, there is a fantastic video right at the entrance. Be sure not to miss this, as... More 

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

I think this is a must see. So many people don't know anything about this terrible time in Ukraine when Stalin starved millions of people

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

This memorial tells the story of the Holodomor, the artificially-induced famine that killed millions during Stalin's era. It is easy to find in the large park near the Arsenalna metro station - even the announcer lets you know you should go down here to see the memorial. The memorial building itself is gorgeous and so is the interior once you... More 

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Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is the Museum about the Holodomor - Genocides conducted against the Ukrainian people ordered by Stalin, the main period of which was 1932-1933. I am ashamed to say I knew nothing of this terrible tragedy, and if you ever get to Kiev I would absolutely recommend a visit. Estimates vary, but certainly millions of people died through the horror... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

A somber reminder of the terrible famines suffered in the Ukraine, almost all at the behest of the Soviet Union. It sits in a nice park with amazing views of the Dneipr River and near the Caves Monastery. There a re a few sculptures which add to the memorial as well.

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

I was lucky enough to go there with a local who could translate into my language what was written on the walls. Not very many photos from the era, which was a shame. But they did show a video, which I think was a scene from a movie about the great famine. That was very heart-wrenching to watch. It showed... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

On the way to Lavra, to not miss the Memorial to the Victims of Genocide in Ukraine. Extremely impressed and touched...

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